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Aug 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
, is is all this coverage of the nsa an outgrowth of white privilege? our guests will debate whether or not liberals are favoring certain rights for certain people over others. >>> first i want to share the three awesomest things on internet today. beginning with video that is awesome in the sense that it is just absolutely crazy. bayou corn, louisiana, is the site of what "mother jones" calls the biggest ongoing industrial disasters in the united states you haven't heard of. state is suing a mining company called texas brine for allegedly causing a massive underground sinkhole surely, slowly swallowing the town. it is growing. the entire town of 340 people have been forced to evacuate. unfortunately, the trees surrounding the sinkhole don't have that option. check that out. the assumption parish emergency response team released this video wednesday. an entire grove of trees getting sucked down, 750 feet deep. notice they don't fall over. they get sucked down into the massive hole below. amazing and terrifying. the second awesomest thing on the internet today, speaking of underground
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 2:00pm EDT
lawmakers are vowing more oversight amid a new report that the nsa routinely broke privacy rules in its controversial surveillance program. according to "the washington post," the nsa exceeded its legal authority thousands of times since 2008 with unauthorized surveillance of americans or foreign targets on u.s. soil. senate judiciary chairman pat leahy says he plans to hold another hearing on the nsa surveillance program. house speaker nancy pelosi called the report, quote, extremely disturbing in a statement saying in part, congress must conduct rigorous oversight to ensure that all incidents, all incidents of noncompliance are reported to the oversight committees and the fisa court in a timely and comprehensive manner and that appropriate steps are taken to ensure violations are not repeated. the report stems from an nsa audit obtained by the post from leaker edward snowden. kelly o'donnell joins me now. what kind of privacy violations are we talking about? >> what we're learning so far, these are not instances of eavesdropping on conversations or reading e-mails. it's not that kind
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 5:30am EDT
security guards. >>> the nsa is under fire yet again. newly released government documents show the secretive court that oversees surveillance programs sharply rebuked the nsa back in 2011. the charge? the nsa was searching the kepts of internet communications in breach of the u.s. constitution. the nsa also collected as much as 56,000 e-mailed communications while it was trying to track foreign terrorists. the court criticized the agency for misrepresenting the scale of its spying practices. judge john bates wrote, quote, this court is troubled that the government's revelations marks the third instance in less than three years in which the government has disclosed a substantial misrepresentation regarding the scope of a major collection program, end quote. nsa officials said the agency's activities were lawful and any mistakes were largely unintentional. >>> talk about some material. more tapes from the height of the water gate scandal have been released. pete williams has more on the newly released tapes including a phone call from a supporter who would one day become presiden
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT
to come out with some type of his own statement about where he wants to go with the nsa controversy and the transparency going on with its oversight. >> yes, thomas. we've been working our sources within the administration and on capitol hill. we have a bit of a picture of what the president plans to do. he can go on offense, anticipating, i'm sure, about the nsa leaks and the programs that the intelligence community has been undertaking to collect data and so forth. by going on offense, the president is expected to announce that he has plans to take steps to make reforms to some of those programs. with the intention of bringing greater transparency and to build more public confidence. these will be new steps, and he will lay them out in the specifics, but that's the overarching idea, how to create more confidence when there have been so many questions in the public about what these programs can do, the scope of them, the magnitude, and how to bring about more transparency. what could be declassified? we've seen steps toward that already with some of the details of these programs no
MSNBC
Aug 23, 2013 3:00pm EDT
defenses of the nsa surveillance has been that congress authorized and therefore it's legal. in fact, that's been a bipartisan defense since the news first broke that the nsa had drastically expanded its power. >> what is clear from this information released by the dni is that each of these programs is authorized by law. >> -- overseen by congress and the courts and subject to ongoing and rigorous oversight. >> i'm glad the nsa is trying to figure out what terrorists are up to overseas and outside the country. >> what you've got is two programs that were originally authorized by congress, have been repeatedly authorized by congress, bipartisan majorities have approved them, congress is continually briefed on how these are conducted. there are a whole range of safeguards involved. and federal judges are overseeing the entire program throughout. >> but we just learned that's actually not quite true. a new bomb shell "new york times" story demolishes this court offense of the nsa's expanded spying program. turns out a secret court ruled two years ago that system of these new spying tactics we
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 11:00am EDT
telling nbc they don't know the scope of the information that snowden took. the paper revealing the nsa can tap more than 75%, three-fourths of internet traffic in the country. jim miklaszewski is joining me now to explain what happened in court and how this will play out. as we stated the appeal process is something that is automatic. >> absolutely. >> reporter: the military judge did hand down a 35-year prison term for fpc bradley manning for leaking 700,000 documents. a pretty massive leak of intelligence. the largest in u.s. history. the prosecution had asked for 60 years. the defense had asked for 25 years. and the maximum sentence would have been 90. some are already looking at this as somewhat of a win for bradley manning and his defense team. now, the judge had already ordered, prior to the sentence, that he would be given credit for the 3 1/2 years he has already spent in custody, so that already reduces the sentence. and so at the -- a little over ten years, he would be eligible for parole. that is a big wild card because who knows what the sense of bradley manning's offenses
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 10:00am EDT
sources that the nsa can't determine the full extent what he took. a new report out in "wall street journal" that points to new details about the nsa surveillance reach. the report says the nsa can monitor 75% of all u.s. internet traffic. much more than had been publicly disclosed. i want to bring in alex burns and lauren fox. good morning. >> good morning. >> so, alex, is this like a spigot? things keep dripping out over time? i mean, does it mean these stores get less attention and less gets done because people sort of feel like it's the sky is falling? or is there some movement building around this when it comes to more transparency? >> chris, i think we are going to see, going into certainly 2014 and then as you see politicians, i think you'll see a intensifying discussion about this. every couple of days there is some new story what exactly the nsa is up to or some sort of personality driven drama like we have seen with eric snowden and glenn greenwald the last couple of days and keeps washington focused on this and prompt folks in the senate and house to weigh in on exactly h
MSNBC
Aug 10, 2013 7:00am EDT
before he begins a weeklong vacation. chuck todd asked about nsa leaker edward snowden. >> he now more a whistle-blower than he is a hacker? is he a patriot? >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these leaks. >>> after canceling a planned summit, president obama described his relationship with the russian president. >> i don't have a bad relationship with mr. putin. when we have conversations, they're candid they're blunt, oftentimes constructive. >> and he addressed concerns about al qaeda and the concerns across africa. >> has been decimated. but what i also said was that al qaeda and other extremists have metastasized into regional groups that can pose significant dangers. >> well, the president defended health care reforms and had these words for republican opponents. >> i think the really interesting question is why it is that my friends and the other party have made the idea of preventing these people from getting health care their holy grail. their number
MSNBC
Aug 11, 2013 3:00pm EDT
new guidelines to make government surveillance more transparent. former cia and nsa director michael hayden noted today that the president never actually said anything had been done wrong. >> to me, the most telling thing she said was perhaps something he didn't quite say. he didn't suggest he was going to operationally change this program. i mean, there's no suggestion that what he was doing, and what president bush was doing before him with regard to these programs was anything other than lawful, effective and appropriate. >> on "meet the press," republican iowa congressman steve king stood by his comments about immigrants he made last month, saying that his remarks about drug smugglers outnumbering valedictorians were accurate and new legislation granting the shorter path to citizenship would not differentiate between the two groups. >> my heart goes out to the valedictorians brought here by their parents. but we cannot put our sympathies for people in that condition greater than our love for the rule of law, or the sovereignty of the united states of america. >> the conservative
MSNBC
Aug 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
the fun way, from phillips'. >>> new this morning, a top official is pushing back against a report the nsa frequently violated privacy rules after the "washington post" published documents released by edward snowden saying the nsa overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since congress granted it broad new powers in 2008. the number was extremely low compared with overall activities. they are vowing more oversight. joining me now is ed o'keefe and wanda summers. public affairs and media affairs releasing this statement. nsa's foreign collection activities are continually audited and overseen internally and externally. when nsa makes a mistake, the agency reports the issue internally and to federal overseers and aggressively gets to the bottom of it. nancy pelosi calls this extremely disturbing. ed, you cover congress. what are you hearing from reactions? >> nancy pelosi and dianne feinstein, the type of people who would know what's going on because they serve on the intelligence committee. she has been on the intelligence committee for years and has been receiving them
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 4:00am EDT
administration late today has declass fade a previously secret court ruling which chastises the nsa for screwing up even more. quote, mishandling as many as tens of thousands of unrelated and purely domestic communications collected on u.s. soil and without warrants. the court also says it is troubled that this represents, quote, the third instance in less than three years in which the government has disclosed a substantial misrepresentation regarding the scope of a major collection program. and, even better, by which i mean this isn't any better, new investigative reporting it from nbc news today, one seriously sobering new detail about that whole story is that even now, more than two months after he started leaking about the nsa to the press, the nsa has no idea what data they took from him, how many documents he took, or what the documents are. the nsa has, quote, poor data organization and poor audit capability and that they have not been able to do a complete damage assessment of what this guy took. and this is who we have given the power apparently or who has claimed the power to monitor y
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 3:00pm EDT
washington post" published a secret internal audit revealing the nsa violated privacy rules thousands of times. that was just over a one-year period. this comes just a week after the president promised new steps to protect the public and make surveillance programs more transparent. according to the documents obtained by "the post," the audit found more than 2700 violations. the agency claims that number is above average and blames a change in technology for the problems. okay. meanwhile, the white house so far has declined to comment on this newest report, but we're told they were aware of it prior to be its publication. you know who is ready to comment on it? our friend perry bacon, political editor for "the grio." when i look at these leaks from snowden and the national conversation and the nsa forced to say we're going to make changes, haven't really made that many changes, but they're forced to say we're going to make change, we're going to put our cards on the table, as well as 90% of the private contractors, people who do what edward snowden used to be, are going to be fired, su
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 4:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 1:00am EDT
. that is in the rewrite. >>> and later, the latest revelation about the nsa's capacity to read e-mails. [ tires screech ] [ beeping ] ♪ [ male announcer ] we don't just certify our pre-owned vehicles. we inspect, analyze and recondition each one, until it's nothing short of a genuine certified pre-owned... mercedes-benz for the next new owner. ♪ hurry in to your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for 1.99% financing during our certified pre-owned sales event through september 3rd. thto fight chronic. osteoarthritis pain. pre-owned sales event to fight chronic low back pain. to take action. to take the next step. today, you will know you did something for your pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a pain reliever fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not for children under 18. people taking maois, linezolid or thioridazin
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 12:00pm EDT
the degree to which the nsa is monitoring the content of american communications. it is a development that the paper's editorial board asserted shs a common sense understanding of the fourth amendment. we have chuck todd host of "the daily rundown" i go to you first as our man at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. the fact the white house is having a press conference on an august friday at 3:00 p.m., are we to believe they are excited to get the message out to the media? >> no. i think this is more of a traditional before he's gone on vacation. he's done this before. end of the summer deal. it's one of those things they know they are long overdo on a press conference in that respect. there is a lot of unanswered questions. you brought up that "new york times" sotory yesterday on nsa. this has done more damage to the president and his brand with supporters of his, it's the issue of surveillance and surveillance state, the struggles that he's had to deal with looking at an impact with china and all that. more than any of the other stories, this has been the one that is the most politically damag
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
is anna marie katz, and jimy williams. we've had a lot of upset over the fact of the nsa collecting data, you know, what kind they're collecting, but it turns out there's another organization collecting information, and it's the nra. >> yes, you know, there's a couple different interesting things about this story. one the fact there's a group to the right of the nra that is attacking the nra. >> and the second thing is i think this points at something that is troubling to people that really care about civil liberties and privacy. people usually don't think about the collection of data for commercial or marketing purposes. this is why the nra was correcting this data. so they could fund raise off these people. it is just as bad or just as much an invasion of privacy. you do different things with it, but you know, i'm sort of glad they're calling attention to this. >> jimmy, how did the nra handle just the naked hypocrisy or apparent hypocrisy of railing about collecting information, when they are doing it? i realize you assume that the national rifle association has morals or any guilt --
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2013 3:00pm EDT
last night. that's despite his disappointment over putin's decision to grant nsa leaker edward snowden asylum. so are we headed toward a modern-day cold war between these two? >> i was disappointed because, you know, even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally we have tried to respect if there's a lawbreaker or an alleged lawbreaker in their country. there have been times where they slipped back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. what i consistently say to them and what i say to president putin is that's the past. you know e we've got to think about the future. >> mean tiemt, many are expecting more revelations from snowden related to u.s. surveillance programs. administration officials say those very programs helped uncover this latest terror threat, a potential al qaeda plot in the middle east. about a dozen and a half u.s. embassies and consulates are still closed, a precaution taken in response to that intelligence. critics of the government secrecy says the reports of this plot say snowden's leaks are adding transparency without undermini
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 1:00pm EDT
of the nsa program? >> of all things on his plate, snowden leaks, the question of what does nsa do and what is surveillance about, politically had a bigger impact than the other various controversy. some argue are politically driven and others more serious than that. this one had the actual impact when you look at the polls it's that's where you see skepticism rising among particularly among folks under the age of 40 who spent a lot of time online and he has been getting a lot of advice, the president has, from outside advisers saying you have to be more public in explaining and if your going to defend and in defending. create more transparency and do these things. you have to get out there and explain these programs because you're taking on water on this topic with a group of voters and a group of americans who are inclined to be supportive of you on other things. you can't afford to lose another piece of the american electorate because you have other things you have to push. >> and this comes after congressional leaders met with him for 90 minutes ten days ago. they told him that there ha
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 4:00pm EDT
be awesome. thank you very much, toure and jimmy you williams. appreciate it. coming up, the nsa pushes back against "the washington post" and allegations an of mass private sit violations. stay with us. [ man ] 5, 4... [ command center ] this is command center. [ man ] ...3, 2, 1. [ command center ] all systems go. [ female announcer ] introducing swiffer steamboost powered by bissell. steam-activated cleaning pads penetrate deep. [ command center ] we have lift off. [ female announcer ] don't just clean your floor. boost it. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plan
MSNBC
Aug 18, 2013 3:00pm EDT
by nsa surveillance. i think the report in "the washington post" showing that there were more than 2700 incidents in which the nsa broke and violated is going to get more press. democrats are already reacting negatively to it. we've seen patrick leahy on the senate judiciary saying that he's going to hold hearings. even nancy pelosi who has been supportive of the president here says she's quite troubled and regular critics like senator ron wyden have released a letter saying this is the only the tip of the iceberg. there's still a lot we don't know. >> harry, what are you hearing down there? is this something that has already got the far left up in arms or much to do about nothing? >> they voted to defund this program a month ago. i think you're going to have real issues when the congress gets back. there's been a lot of pushback. you can see the people that supported the president, kind of pulling back. this is going to be a big issue. if you you're looking for the obama scandal, as the republicans are, this is going to be a big issue. >> nsa? >> nsa. >> christine, what's your headline
MSNBC
Aug 17, 2013 12:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Aug 11, 2013 2:00pm EDT
changes to u.s. surveillance programs and faces tough questions about the nsa leaker. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> the debate over the future of u.s. spying programs. mike mccaul, the head of the house homeland security committee. analysis from ted koppel of nbc news and "the washington post's" barton gellman. then presidential orders. strong words from the commander in chief this week about stamping out sexual assault in the military. the pentagon is preparing new rules, but there is an agreement on how to end the crisis. i go one-on-one with one of the lawmakers pushing for change, missouri senator claire mccaskill. >>> the immigration debate. a critical time for reform as members of congress head back to their districts to prepare for the fall fight. what are the prospects for passage? talk to both sides including the congressmen leading the fight against reform. >>> end of an era. the venerable "the washington post" is sold to amazon's jeff bezos. what does it say about the future of traditional media? inside analyst from "the washington post's" david ignatius and da
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 9:00am EDT
nsa revelations. first, which u.s. president never went to college but was chancellor of a university while serving as president? first person to tweet the correct answer to @chucktodd and @dailyrundown will get the on-air shout out. >>> this is the night he announced the resignation of four of his closest aides. >> we're still behind you out here. i wanted you to know that you're in our prayers. >> how nice of you to say that. well, let me tell you this, we can be, each us has a different religion, you know. >> yeah. >> but damn it, ron, we have got to build peace in the world, and that's what i'm working on. here in america and all the rest. is like hammering. riding against the wind. uphill. every day. we make money on saddles and tubes. but not on bikes. my margins are thinner than these tires. anything that gives me some breathing room makes a difference. membership helps make the most of your cashflow. i'm nelson gutierrez of strictly bicycles and my money works as hard as i do. this is what membership is. this is what membership does. she loves a lot of it's what you love about
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 12:00pm EDT
out that according to the "wall street journal" that the u.s. government, the nsa is spying on, i don't know what word you want to use, but surveilling 75% of online communications. nsa built a surveillance network than officials have publicly showed. it can reach 75% of all u.s. internet traffic. this is days after the british government destroyed laptops that supposedly had information from edward snowden's files on it. i mean, what are the repercussions of this? >> i want to say one can be disturbed about what was done to glenn greenwald's partner and one can be concerned about the extent that is being revealed by the snowden leaks about nsa leaking. one can be disturbed by all of those things. being disturbed and concerned and the general march towards secrecy does not thereby say and bradley manning should be pardoned or released. i just want to make that clear, that those -- one can be properly concerned about all of those things and think that the snowden effect is more good than bad, but that -- again, i would say that doesn't mean that all bets are off and anybody can leak an
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 10:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 3:00pm EDT
behind some of these decisions to be released along with new information directly from the nsa, which is intended to give an operator's manual for what the nsa does and try to fill in some of the gaps. officials say there's been too much confusion and con flags with the leaks, understanding what these programs have been about. they hope to kind of lead the way by clearing up some of this. whatever they do disclose will be scrutinized. congress will certainly have its say when they get back in the fall. but these are going to be issues that will not eeasily go away because of the needs national security-wise and the sort of new-world questions it brings about because of the technology we all live with now. >> absolutely. all right, kelly o'donnell. please stay with us. let's bring in josh farrow. obviously, the national security issues kelly was just mentioning are probably going to be leading this press conference, but the president has been out on a campaign-style tour touting his jobs plans, both on housing and more broadly. how much do we expect to hear here today about economics?
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 4:00pm EDT
to all of you. i want to go right to pete williams on the nsa. pete, you heard the president lay out four changes that he wanted to make, reforming section 215 with new safeguards, greater transparency and also the creation of some kind of new independent body. your reaction to the president on the surveillance issue. >> right. what the president said is that he's willing to look at the issue of having an adversary before the foreign intelligence surveillance corps, one of the criticisms of it is that the only people who ever appear before these judges in secret are the government. nobody's there to argue against or say the government doesn't need this and shouldn't have it. the president has said he's willing to look at an adversary to represent in essence civil liberties interests. he didn't say he was committed to it. he said he was willing to consider it. apparently this is something the government is seriously considering doing. making more public information about how these programs work putting up a website to explain them and bringing in outside experts to generally review how the
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 1:00pm EDT
, a new leak from edward snowden reveals that the nsa broke the rules, violating americans' privacy thousands of times per year. >>> and the priebus ultimatum. republicans have voted to boycott nbc and cnn as debate sponsors if the networks do not scrap their hillary clinton 234ri78s. -- films. >> a network that spends millions of dollars to spotlight hillary clinton is a network with an obvious bias, and that's a network that won't be hosting a single republican primary debate. >>> good day to you, i'm peter alexander wrapping up this week for my friend, andrea mitchell. today tens of thousands of muslim brotherhood members across egypt are refusing to back down to the interim government guided by the nation's military. once again there have been deadly consequences there. nbc's ayman mohyeldin, we want to get to him right away, he is live for us in cairo right now. ayman, more casualties after what was already the worst mass killing in that country's modern history. before we ask you a thought about what's going on now, i want to show you a picture that struck us this morning. thi
MSNBC
Aug 18, 2013 12:00pm EDT
to that new "the washington post" report concerning the nsa. the report says the nsa broke privacy rules or overstep its legal authority thousands of time each year since 2008. >>> it's not a problem. it worked. if you have 99.9% compliance and so few reporting errors this came from an internal report which then becomes part of an overall ig report. i'm on the intelligence committee. i'm satisfied we're told. >> the problem and there is a real problem with the system. it's a black box, the fisa court is a secret tribunal issuing secret opinions making secret law and a lot of it completely unavailable to members even of the foreign intelligence committee. >> those documents published by the "the washington post" were leaked by edward snowden. >>> this weekend has been a wash out in parts of the south. heavy rains flooded several streets in north carolina and more rain is expected through the weekend. will it end? when is the question. we have more on that. >> we're still keeping an eye on the rain up and down the east coast. it's streaming in off the gulf of mexico and the southeast will
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 5:00am EDT
, what to do with u.s. aid to egypt and revelations of more abuses at the nsa. top lawmakers on both sides really talking a lot about egypt, debating aid as these bloody clashes continue. though the president obama took a break from his vacation to condemn the attacks. now, another big topic in washington the nsa surveillance program, many still critical over its legitimacy after this newly revealed audit showing that the agency broke privacy rules thousands of times a year. veronica? >> all right, melissa, thank you so much. >>> thousands of firefighters began a difficult day out west. idaho's beaver creek has now scorched more than 160 square miles. officials are expressing optimism as more crews arrive to fight the flames. >> it's hard to see our landscape changing. >> we need an army out there and we got it. i know they're doing all they can do. >> reporter: some 90 fire engines are on the ground to protect homes and businesses. it's said to be just 9% contained. the first settlement is reached in the penn state jerry sandusky scandal. they signed the first settlement with victim
MSNBC
Aug 20, 2013 5:30am EDT
by officials from britain's communications headquarters. that's basically the country's equivalent to the nsa. he described how officials destroyed hard drives in the basement of the guardian's office which contained information related to edward snowden's nsa leaks. he received warnings to stop reporting on the government surveillance programs as far as two months ago with officials telling him, quote, you've had your fun, now we want the stuff back, end quote. meanwhile guardian journalist glenn greenwald responding to his partner's nine hour detainment at heathrow airport vowing to get more aggressive in his focus on british surveillance programming adding that authorities will, quote, regret what they did. tough talk. >>> a republican governor reportedly making a pretty shocking claim about president obama. the portland press herald is reporting maine governor paul lepage said the president hates white people and would be more successful if he erased his by racial heritage. it cites two sources. an adviser close to the governor says it is far fetched to make an insinuation lepage is a rac
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2013 1:00pm EDT
to talk about the nsa, russia, trayvon martin, hillary clinton 2016. the barriers, the way that we think about what slots fit in the media and how politicians use those, i don't think the obama white house thinks in those. i frankly don't think a lot of people who consume what we do think in those terms. i think this is a reflection of that. >> not at all. jay asked very good questions, jonathan. this was another example because there was so much news out there that the president has not been heard on. >> i'm sorry, andrea. i thought you were talking to cliff. in picking up on what chris was talking about. the president fielding questions from a late night talk show host instead of the white house press core, the president is not only picking his interviewer but picking his awed yejs. he's trying to leap frog us in the media and washington media and talking to the american people directly. in your intro the president will probably do a press conference before he goes on vacation, so i think what the president is doing is sort of an all approach. we'll talk to the press core in the white
MSNBC
Aug 10, 2013 10:00am EDT
confusion before, we now know that president obama isn't a fan of nsa leaker, edward snowden. and he's especially not a fan of russia's decision last week to grant snowden asylum, shielding of from charges of espionage and theft. how much was snowden the final straw in this deteriorating relationship? >> i think he totally was the deteriorating straw. we've had a relationship that's within deteriorating for probably two years now, probably even before that, and i think it was the final sign of how bad the relationship has gotten, that it was so easy for russia to be like, okay, edward, come hang out for us a little while. >> is it really that it was so easy. and folks who watch this show know that i've gotten in trouble for some of my critiques of edward snowden, although not critiques of what he released. in other words, i think the releasing is one thing. i think the seeking asylum is something separate. but if the roles were reversed, we would we have returned an asylum seeker? >> we would never have. and there were instances when the lord of war, even a movie was made with nicola
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2013 5:00am EDT
need to do better in educating our public. >> reporter: the former director of the nsa, said that added oversight could -- >> you need to be careful how many processes you put in there. >> reporter: the leaks seem to have pushed u.s./russia relations to a post cold war low. president obama has canceled a meeting with russian president vladimir putin, originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states/russia relationships in any priority. that's the way to treat mr. putin. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son, who he is preparing to visit in russia, after recently securing the papers he needs to travel. some analysts argue that the president shouldn't be tougher on russia but should work on restoring that relationship. especially as the u.s. confronts unrest in syria and egypt. reporting live in washington, i'm danielle leigh. >>> a grim milestone in afghanistan. insurgents killed three servicemen on sunday. that brings the total number of foreign troops killed there to more than 100, 78 american. the
MSNBC
Aug 17, 2013 2:00pm EDT
and is not different from our concerns about the nsa. it is not different from our concerns about the racial profiling. and now the idea that simply because of someone's class status which is what we're talking about here means you should be fingerprinted and that, just saying we want to do this for the record, we want to do this to prevent crime. he is making a presumption poor people should be kept as a kind of preemptive device so we know eventually you will commit crime and we'll have you on the record then. so it goes against the presumption of innocence. it goes against the 4th amendment and is really stunning he was able to stand up and make that statement. >> my guests, a big thanks to both of you for being with me. don't forget new york police commissioner ray kelly will be david gregory's guest tomorrow on nbc's "meet the press." check your local listings. >>> a witness to history. the fight for civil rights told through the eyes of a black butler in the white house. we are going to talk to the journalist whose reporting inspired the movie and best selling book. >> wow. amazing. thank you so
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Aug 21, 2013 5:30am EDT
more from the awesomest well speech on record. and if the nsa stored the information it gathers, it would probably be the side of texas. yes, new info on just how much internet traffic they actually collect. hint, it's a lot. we also know more this morning on who is behind that school shooting in georgia and why he wanted a local news crew on the scene. thankfully we can tell you no one was hurt. this is "way too early". good morning, everybody. it's wednesday, august 21. an a. absolute of great stuff in the world of baseball. we'll have it for you in supports. a dramatic walk to some walkoffs. and in the cooler, yes, hasselhoff makes his first appearance in the post-willie geist era and conspiracy surrounding the double stuffed oreo. but we begin with serious news, revelations about the nsa surveillance programs. the agency has the ability to monitor up to 75% of all u.s. internet traffic. i mean, that is just incredible. 75% of my traffic to steal a joke from one of our producers is a lot. imagine that from the entire country. it can retain written content in e-mails and filte
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 6:00am EDT
-- >> the philosophical objection to all the nsa programs is that you don't want the government. everyone knows that amazon has all of your information. so does, you know, your online grocer who takes your food order every week. this is about the federal government having too much information and too much control over their lives. >> like they don't have it already. >> as a stout nra member, i'm upset to know they may know what i'm doing, how i'm doing, what i'm doing with i many guns. >> where you keep them in your east hampton cottage. >> east hampton, it's ammo city out there. >> yes, i just heard from someone, a concerned viewer that when we say guns, we're not talking about your biceps. >> oh, there you go. >> okay. talking of surveillance. government programs. >> we want to see them today. you have three hours for you to reveal your guns. >> no, no, no. >> this is marketing. marketing is for the consumer's needs. obviously there's a consumer need out there to see the biceps. so we will, as marketers, as journalists. yes, that will happen at 8:00. >> it won't. i promise you, it really won'
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Aug 10, 2013 4:00pm EDT
't happen. two of my favorite women. thanks to you both. >>> next, the nsa leaks has americans asking questions about spying and the role of big brother. for you b found millions of americans it is every day. alert. the beach on your tv is much closer than it appears. seize the summer with up to 50% off hotels at travelocity. bjorn earns unlimited rewards for his small business. take these bags to room 12 please. [ garth ] bjorn's small business earns double miles on every purchase every day. produce delivery. [ bjorn ] just put it on my spark card. [ garth ] why settle for less? ahh, oh! [ garth ] great businesses deserve unlimited rewards. here's your wake up call. [ male announcer ] get the spark business card from capital one and earn unlimited rewards. choose double miles or 2% cash back on every purchase every day. what's in your wallet? [ crows ] now where's the snooze button? [ male announcer ] you wait all year for summer. ♪ this summer was definitely worth the wait. ♪ summer's best event from cadillac. let summer try and pass you by. lease this all-new cadillac ats for a
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Aug 8, 2013 1:00pm EDT
eight suspected al qaeda militants in yemen. we will talk to the former nsa director michael hayden about the nation's security as the president rallied the troops yesterday. >> here is what those who would cowardly attack our civilians don't get. the united states is never going to retreat from the world. we don't get terrorized. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington where officials say they saw no utility in having the president meet with vladimire putin over eric snowden and the disagreements over removal of president assad, and so was this maybe lost in translation. >> this is my last election and after my election, i have more flexibility. >> i understand. >> former white house press secretary and msnbc contributor robert gibbs joins me now and you know the back story and you have been in the meetings, and what is the dynamic between president obama and vladimire putin. >> i don't think that the dynamic is particularly good or strong. you showed president medvedev who president obama had a very strong working relationship with, and quite frankly, i think that presiden
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Aug 19, 2013 4:00pm EDT
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Aug 20, 2013 8:00pm EDT
nsa documents. this past sunday miranda was detained by authorities in heathrow airport, returning from a trip in berlin where he met up with greenwald's clab raollabor laura poitras. he had his laptop confiscated, a mobile phone, smartdisk and video game console. he was held for seven hours under the terrorism act of 2000. asked about his association with greenwald and "the guardian's" reporting. miranda's lawyers are threatening legal action over what they and others are calling his, quote, unlawful detention. british government defended its decision to detain miranda in a statement today saying it was their right to stop anyone suspected of carrying "highly sensitive stolen information that would help terrorism." when u.s. officials were asked about the incident, they said they got a heads-up the london police were going to detain miranda but insisted they had nothing to do with it saying "this was a decision made by the british government without the government and not the request of the united states government." the editor of "the guardian" recounted yesterday a series of abs
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Aug 12, 2013 5:30am EDT
programs. the president is proposing to revise section 215 of the patriot act, which explains how nsa can collect telephone data. they want to introduce a civil liberties and privacy advocate to the process, declassify more nsa and fisa court documents and appoint a new group of outside experts to review intelligence. it's receiving criticism from lawmakers who believe a privacy advocate will slow down the country's anti-terror tactics. president obama and senator john mccain, has talked about how snowden has changed intelligence. >> i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations. before mr. snowden made he's leaks. i don't think we would have gotten to the same place. and we would have done so without putting at risk, our national security. and vital ways to secure the country. there's americans that view mr. snowden as awhistleblower. there's some young people that believe he's some kind of jason bourne. >>> relations between the united states and russia are strained at best. and it goes all the way to the highest levels of government. president obama insists he doesn't d
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